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Patent-Eligibility Rejections of Transaction Verification Claims Reversed

After finding that representative patent claims were “directed to the abstract idea of generating a verification value in response to a transaction,” the Patent Trial and Appeal Board went on to reverse the patent examiner’s rejection under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because the claimed transaction authentication, while abstract itself, improves the underlying technology involved with fraud-prevention, and therefore adds “significantly...

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